Jonas Ruther, drums (*1987, Zürich), works as a freelance musician with his duo HELY as well as with various bands and ensembles. As a drummer he is an innovative sound researcher, beat wizard and improvising musician. Thanks to his love to swinging rhythms, his interactive playing and his fine sense for energy and dynamics, he became a sought-after drummer within Switzerland. Jonas Ruther has studied with musicians such as Christian Niederer andNorbert Pfammatter.
Concert highlights such as Moers Festival, Schaffhauser Jazz Festival, Festival Da Jazz St.Moritz, BeJazz Winterfestival, Jazzwerkstatt Bern, Transnational Jazz, Jazzwerkstatt Zürich, Ascona Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz au Peuple, Suisse Diagonales Jazz, International Jazz Festival GOA and more. Tours all over EU, China, India, Russia and U.S.A.
Collaborations with Rafael Schilt, Xaver Rüegg, Nat SuVojko HuterHayden Chisholm, Nils Wogram, Hans Feigenwinter, Bill Carrothers, Bänz Oester, Christoph Irniger, Lucia Cadotsch, Marc Méan, Dominique Girod, Simon Spiess, Gabriel Dalvit, Tobias Meier, Matthias Spillmann, Lukas Traxel, Niculin Janett, Christoph Grab, Dave Gisler, Lucca Fries, Raphael Walser, Florian Egli, Lukas Thoeni, Raphael Jost, Luzius Schuler, Philipp Eden, Ganesh Geymeier and many others.